Houston, Texas

About the role:

As the Manager for TQL Global's Ocean Freight Forwarding operations, you will be responsible for the development and growth of our International Ocean Freight Forwarding business.  Established in 2018, you will have the opportunity to lead one of the newest groups under the TQL Global umbrella. Historically, we promote our managers internally, but our rapid growth and creation of new services. has created opportunities for highly driven leaders to join the TQL Global family. 


What’s in it for you: 

  • Competitive compensation, benefits and long-term incentive packages
  • Paid relocation to Cincinnati, OH
  • Opportunity to build and manage an Ocean Import/Export Team from the ground up
  • Unmatched growth potential within a newly established TQL Global department
  • We win wherever we go - Voted a Top Workplaces USA (2021, 2022) and Forbes America’s Best Employers (2022)


What you'll be doing:

  • Oversee the provision of ocean transportation intermediary services to TQL Global’s customers
  • Develop, implement, and continuously enhance ocean import/export operational procedures
  • Map company process flows and continuously review to identify efficiency gains
  • Establish and manage relationships with origin counterparts and destination partners
  • Strategically grow a network of ocean carriers  
  • Lead negotiation of rates and contracts with ocean carriers
  • Help resolve issues with steamship lines, ports and container freight stations, and carriers 
  • Work with the TQL Drayage Team to optimize customers’ end-to-end transportation solutions
  • Stay current with developments and changes in applicable laws, regulations and other government requirements
  • Oversee compliance with applicable regulations, other government requirements and filings, and company standards 
  • Assist in the recruitment, onboarding, and continuous development of best-in-class ocean import/export talent
  • Serve as the “Qualifying Individual” as required for FMC OTI licensing



  • 5+ years of ocean freight forwarding experience
  • 3+ years of NVOCC experience is a plus
  • Meet the requirements for being a “Qualifying Individual” as required for FMC OTI licensing
  • Strong understanding of applicable laws, regulations and other government requirements
  • Proven ability to establish or enhance ocean import/export operational functions 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or related
  • Results oriented with the drive to grow an international ocean freight forwarding business 
  • Experience participating in the creation of strategic planning initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills with a systematic problem-solving approach


Where you'll be: 2525 North Loop West Houston, TX 77008
*Preferred Location: 4289 Ivy Pointe Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45245 (Relocation Assistance will be provided if open to relocating)  


About TQL Global: TQL Global, LLC (“TQL Global”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TQL, and is an FMC-licensed ocean freight forwarder, a licensed customs broker, and a TSA-approved IAC. 

Houston, Texas

What We Do

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is a premier third-party logistics provider. We partner with thousands of companies nationwide to facilitate their truckload freight movements.

While our company doesn't own any trucks, our sales professionals arrange for authorized motor carriers to transport the goods of our clients.

Why We Do It

For our clients, the benefit of our service is the ability to save them time and money.

We take the burden out of finding dependable carriers to transport goods, monitoring the trucks until delivery and handling any obstacles that may occur while the goods are in transit.

In turn, our clients are able to concentrate on their core business.

How We Do It

Our dedicated sales teams develop trusted relationships with over 5,000-plus clients and our large network of carriers; and they work to maintain those relationships by negotiating fair rates with both the client and carrier.

The Total Quality Logistics difference, and our competitive advantage, is our pledge of integrity and commitment to providing the highest level of customer service to our clients and carriers. 

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